Donald Trump. What can I possibly say about him?
Well, I’ve been more or less thinking about him for a week.
Please note that I did not vote in this election, and moreover, I paid no attention to any of the campaign speeches, news coverage, or anything of the like. I have reasons for this that are too much to go into here. However, I couldn’t help but find out (unwillingly) that Hillary had no way but to win.
So, it was a week ago today that I went online to find out who won the election. I mean, why did I even bother? I knew we were just going into 4 years of Hillary…yawn, whatever.
“Shocking. An upset. A stunning repudiation of…”
And that was my reaction but in a milder and positive form. I was mostly shocked that Hillary didn’t win when I was led to believe she had it all locked up.
My first thought was “That’s good”. And a kind of stunned disbelief that it had happened. A little hope began to break through into my numbed and jaded political consciousness.
I’d have to get into my personal history to explain why that is. I’d have to get into my whole experience with liberalism and that seems arduous.
Suffice to say, I kind of inherited a natural liberal stance and conscience towards political and social matters.
I thought I liked liberals because they were free and open and against Bush (George W) who was an obvious oaf and oppressor etc.
Then I moved to Portland and realized I hated liberals, at least, of the new generation. The hipsters.
I mean, I like JFK just fine, but, who the fuck is John Kerry?
And who are these pretentious, whiny, entitled, false desperation, hypocritical and slick liberals of the new generation?
What I learned is that they are open-minded as long as you agree with them.
They’re tolerant of diversity as long as that means you’re a person of any race that believes in white values.
The hypocrisy is staggering.
Liberals of today like their comfort, their style, their dress, their way of speaking and thinking, and their technology (iPhones/Apple products).
I suppose my biggest gripe with them comes from their staggering hypocrisy. I mean, if they just came out and said “Yeah, we think we’re better than you”, OMG, that would be so refreshing.
But, they don’t. Because that would consciously cause them to go against their ideology of equality, tolerance, diversity, blah blah blah.
And here is what they have done, these new liberals. They have managed to put themselves into this middle homogenized hipster rebel conformist thingie. This sort of espousal of individualism, but, they’re all individual in the exact same cookie cutter bed head skinny white boy Norwegian way.
I started seeing these new liberals in the early 2000’s. The internet was just taking off. Then social media. Then these fucks were everywhere.
I would have to talk about the internet and what this very new thing has done to culture in a very short amount of time.
And that’s exhausting.
One thing is that is has lowered the bar of discourse so that everyone can say their thing. Because, man, we’re righteous and we gotta speak out about … well, we just gotta speak out about … hey, let’s take pictures of our lattes…
It’s too much to say what I’ve seen.
These new liberals have pretty much taken over culture. This was all happening during the Bush administration and Bush Bush Bush was the rebellion. And I agree, Bush was terrible, a joke, a buffoon. And his administration was a bunch of crooks.
Anyway, then Obama and the age of the internet phenomenon in politics.
Obama is the new liberal’s candidate.
I already touched on Obama in my Obama article. I don’t really have much more to say about him.
In essence, he is the political symbol/representative of these new liberals. A conformist who talks about change, pays lip service to x, y and z nebulous and vague values, but, who, at the end of the day has no intention of doing anything besides presenting a benign image that is a mixture of coolness and … well, just coolness really. Too cool. Cold, actually.
Obama is a genius of middling tepidness. Of blandness. Of non-standingness.
And these hipsters/new liberals even more. What do they champion? What do they stand for?
Selfie sticks, iPhones, Steve Jobs as their fallen god.
O, and fighting social injustice! How could I forget?
Fighting The Man, The Oppressor.
How exactly they are doing that by getting on Facebook and wasting their own and everybody else’s time is beyond me.
If anything, Facebook is The Oppressor. And they are its minions.
More hypocrisy. It’s neverending with this bunch.
Anyway, enough about them. Their testimony is so widespread that one has to take a step back from all of it to be able to clearly see it. Or see anything else for that matter.
It is not social injustice that is the big cultural problem, but, rather, spiritual deadness.
But, what is the spiritual?
Well, it’s another term that has been appropriated by those new age leftists and distorted to have happy cuddly bear meanings that it originally did not possess.
The spiritual is non-denominational and so associated with no particular religion or no religion at all.
The spiritual is quite simply life energy. It is fire. It is intuition. It is the lightning flash of intuition.
The spiritual is amoral, it is above the sphere of morality. To expect the spiritual to conform to whatever current day morality prevails is to choke and to kill the spiritual.
And life cannot exist without the spark of the spiritual. Without this spark we are merely zombies.
And in a zombified age, where spirit is dwindling at its minimum, where we are expected to worship at the altar of the computer screen and all the shiny chimera it can show us at the click of a button, what can we expect a resurgence of the spiritual to look like?
Well, we can expect it to look like death.
We can expect it to look like Donald Trump.
More next time 🙂
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